St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church: will celebrate Minister of Music Lyn Smith for his many years of service at 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the church, 821 B St., St. Albans. Guest choirs will be Community Missionary Baptist Church Choir, Vandalia Male Chorus, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir and Martin Luther King Male Chorus.
Reach By Faith Ministries: will present its 16th Annual Thanksgiving Gospel Sing and Veterans Day Celebration at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Old Main Building, Old Main Drive, Summersville. Scheduled singers are The Glory Road Travelers, The Deal Brothers, Gary and Brenda Perrine, The Pomeroys and The Thanksgiving Gospel Choir. The Veterans Museum located inside the Old Main Building will be open for the community to visit from 5 to 6 p.m. Admission is free and a love offering will be received. Veterans are encouraged to attend.
Big Bottom Baptist Church: will hold revival services beginning at 7 p.m. nightly, Sunday through Friday at the church. The evangelist will be Rev. T.D. Burgess from Chattanooga, Tenn. There will be special singing each night with The Praisemen, Sunday evening; Hughes Creek Choir, Monday evening; church choir on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings; John Cole, Thursday evening; and The King's Harbor Quartet on Friday. Pastor is Dr. Fred Christian.
Goldtown Community Church: will have its fall revival at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. nightly, Monday through Friday at the church, W.Va. 21, a half-mile south of the Goldtown Exit of Interstate 77. Evangelist will be Junior Purdue. For information, call 304-372-7831.
Bowles Ridge Community Church in Liberty: will be having revival services starting Monday at the church. Preaching will be provided by Jason Salmons and there will be special singing each night.
Thorofare Community Church: located at 1400 Thorofare Road in Clendenin will be celebrating its revival services at 7 p.m. nightly, Sunday through Nov. 10. Special singers will be featured and the following speakers will follow the sing: Sunday, Pastor Holley; Monday, the Rev. John Gorrell; Tuesday, the Rev. Larry Cooper; Wednesday, the Rev. David Cooper; Thursday, the Rev. Burt Hall; Friday, the Rev. Lee Turley; Nov. 8, the Rev. Dan Kelly; and Nov. 9, Pastor Holley. For more information or directions, call Pastor Holley at 304-965-0600 or email PastorJHol...@frontier.com or visit the church's Facebook page.
Fresh Fire Ministries: Elder/Prophet B.K. Thompson, visionary, will present the Third Annual Fresh Fire Crusade today and Sunday at Living Water Worship Centre, 513 Patrick St. West Side. The theme for this year is "Back to the Drawing Board." Schedule of services are: today, an evening service begins at 6 p.m. and is a Healing and Deliverance Service. Speaker will be Pastor W. Channing Jackson of Greater Kingdom Citadel, Selma, Ala. Sunday, morning worship service at noon will feature Pastor S.R. White of Living Water Worship Centre. The crusade will climax with evening worship at 5 p.m. Sunday. Speaker will be Pastor C.R. Smith of Temple of Faith Ministries, Cross Lanes. Host pastor is Elder Scott R. White. For more information, call 304-404-3473.
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church: will have its fall revival at 7 p.m. nightly, Monday through Friday at the church. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Walter Clay of Mercy Seat Baptist Church of Kyle and First Baptist Church of Lester. Guest hosts are: Monday, First Missionary Baptist Church of Powellton; Tuesday, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Charleston; Wednesday, Liberty Baptist Church of Charleston; Thursday, Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church of Chesapeake; and Friday, Community Choir from McDowell County.
New Harvest Church of the Nazarene: in Madison will hold its revival services at 7 p.m. nightly, Nov. 10 to 13 at the church, 309 State St., across from Premier Bank. The Rev. David Gallimore will preach and special singing will be featured by Brad Querry, Sandy Burdette and Debra Schultz. Church pastor is Ruth Ann DeLong.
The New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene in Pinch: will conduct revival services at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 to 16 and at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the church. Dr. Mervin Smith, District Superintendent of the West Virginia South Church of the Nazarene, will speak. For information, call the church at 304-965-3303.
Goldtown Community Church: will hold revival services at 6 p.m. Sunday and continuing at 7 p.m., Monday through Friday at the church, located 1 mile south of the Goldtown Exit of Interstate 77. Evangelist will be Junior Perdue and there will be special singing nightly.
Brookside Ministries of Mount Carbon: will have a Community Friendship Weekend on Saturday and Sunday at the church, 18419 Deepwater Mountain Road, Mount Carbon. Harvest Family Fun Night will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and all ages are welcome. A friendship/fellowship service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday with Pastor Dr. Bruce Hogan speaking. The Gospel Divas will be in concert at 4 p.m. and include Dorothy Walker of Powellton, Dr. Ethel C. Austin of Charleston and Evangelist Kimberly Thomas of Ashland, Ky.
Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church: will feature Pastor Jason C. Black preaching at both the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday services. Theressa Jeffries will sing at the 6 p.m. service. Wear bonnets, bibbed overalls and oil lamps if you wish. There will be no electricity at this service. The prayer meeting and youth groups meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The church is located at 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington.
First Presbyterian Church of Charleston: welcomes Rabbi James Cohn as speaker of the Lay Academy of Religion series at the 4 p.m. Sunday service in the main sanctuary of the church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way. Rabbi Cohn will speak on "Science and Sacred Tradition." Rabbi Cohn serves Temple Israel, a Reform Jewish congregation in Charleston. Rabbi Cohn applies psychology, anthropology and literary criticism to the Jewish scriptures as well as to the New Testament and the Talmud. The program is free and a question and answer session will follow the lecture. Rabbi Cohn is author of "The Minds of the Bible: Speculations on the Cultural Evolution of Human Consciousness," that has been published as an Amazon Kindle eBook.
Metropolitan Baptist Church: will have a Holy Communion Service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church. The Rev. Ron English will preach.
The Deacons and Deaconess: of Levi First Missionary Baptist Church, 5125 Church Drive, Rand, will have its annual candlelight service at 5 p.m. Nov. 10 at the church. The Rev. Lenorris Dixon, choir and congregation of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will be guests.
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